FOCACCIA Bread ~Gluten Free Italian Style

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Easiest Gluten Free Bread! Olive oil is healthy. Yeast supports the immune system. Kosher Salt is the winning ticket. We must not forget the Rosemary!

Focaccia Bread -Gluten Free

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons inulin or sugar to feed the yeast*
1/3 cup water lukewarm between 105-110°F {40-45C)
1 1/2 cups almond flour (your choice of gluten free flour)
3 tablespoons psyllium husk finely ground
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (or 1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum -thickening agent)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg at room temperature
2 egg whites at room temperature
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
TOPPING
Rosemary springs …extra virgin olive oil ….kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Add yeast and sugar (to feed the yeast) to a large bowl. Heat up water to 105-110°F. If you don’t have a thermometer it should only feel lightly warm to touch. Pour water over yeast mixture, cover bowl with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 7 minutes. The mixture should be bubbly, if it isn’t, start again (too cold water won’t activate the yeast and too hot will kill it).
2. Mix your flours while the yeast is proofing. Add almond flour, psyllium husk, flax seed, baking powder and salt to a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
3. Once your yeast is proofed, add in the egg, egg whites, olive oil and vinegar. Mix with a whisk or electric mixer for a couple minutes until light and frothy. Add the flour mixture in two batches, mixing until thoroughly incorporated. You want to mix thoroughly and quickly until the dough becomes thick enough to form into a round ball, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with olive oil (so the dough doesn’t stick while you spread it). Gently drop the dough on top of the sheet. Watch it spread in about two hours. The dough will have filled the pans and be almost ready to bake. With your ‘oily’ fingers, gently finish spreading the dough and make indentations in the dough, filling with rosemary sprigs, drizzle of olive oil, add KOSHER salt.
5. Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm place for up to an hour until a fluffier texture. You don’t want the dough to double. It will puff up (see pictures for reference).
6. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C while the dough is proofing. High altitude baking: bake it at 375°F/190°C.
Transfer gently to baking sheet..let dough proof for 10 more minutes. Gently spread covering the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, covering with a foil dome at minute 10 to avoid excessive browning. Just be sure that the foil isn’t resting directly on the focaccia .Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting

THE SECRET! 🤫 Overnight Proofing!

Use Fresh or Dried Rosemary
TIP: For easy cleanup use parchment paper to line your pan!

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: 138 Calories | 11g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 7g Protein

Serving Suggestions!

TRENDING – Focaccia Bread 2022

KETO Focaccia bread has the same fluffy and soft texture that you’d expect from a full carb version of the bread. For my KETO Focaccia, I used almond flour. I actually like the taste of gluten free breads better than carb breads. LESS CARBS is always good in my books!!!

What Is KOSHER SALT?

KOSHER (kashrut) SALT has a wider grain than table salt. Using kosher salt enhances the flavor of foods instead of making them taste salty. Good bread makers in Toronto use Kosher salt in some of their breads. The salt taste stays grainy on bread and has a milder flavour than table salt. Wonderful for focaccia bread! Kosher salt is popular on pretzels.

GLUTEN IMITATORS

PSYLLIUM is a common thickener in the food industry. Psyllium makes baking products with a wheat-like texture. Pysellium seed is a pale wheat colour. Inulin and psyllium are a plant based fiber from leeks onions. Other enhancers like Flax or Linseed comes in brown or golden colour. Xanthan gum , a creamy, white powder, plays the crucial role of imitating gluten. It is a derivative of carbohydrates/sugar. NOTE: If you are allergic to Flax seeds use Xanthan.

Link To Gluten Free Flour

GLUTEN FREE FLOUR: DrAxe.com

What’s Missing?

Ans: The Gluten!

Spice Jars~Holiday Gifts

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE!

How about giving you friends and family a spice jar this holiday season?
  I had a few people over for dinner the other night and they were raving about the shredded Mexican chicken I had prepared. I surprised them all when I gave each one a jar of ‘holiday’ spices. When I fill my spice gift jars, I add enough spice for two meals.
This dry mix of spices will add a unique zing to any chicken dish. Most of these spices you will have in your own cupboard. Try the suggested chili powders for this mix. My spice blend has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make all your guests ask for the ‘secret’ recipe.  In fact you can give them a jar of spices as a gift this holiday season! If you are able to prepare your own fresh ground cumin adds a great dimension to the dish. Fresh is always more fragrant and the taste is sensational. Do you want great flavor without adding a lot of heat? This would be a good mix. THE REAL GIFT IS THE RECIPE!

Combine the spices in the Mexican Chicken recipe and package.  This is the perfect hostess or other gift to give along with the printed recipe!

Combine the spices in the Mexican Chicken recipe and package. This is the perfect hostess or other gift to give along with the printed recipe!

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons ground cumin (grind you own in a mortar and pestle )
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon powdered red chili ~ i.e. Ancho, chile de arbol, New Mexican Chile.
Dash of Cayenne pepper ~ or ~  to taste
1 teaspoon salt  ( use Kosher,  sea salt or Himalayan pink salt )
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Mexican Shredded Chicken ( recipe inside ), Chocolate Chili Truffles ( in box )

I like giving my friends and neighbors little treats this time of year, spreading happiness and good wishes.
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didyouknow2DID YOU KNOW? Spices not only  excite your taste buds but are composed of an impressive list of phyto-nutrients, essential oils, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. Spices have been part part of our food ever since the spice trade began and when salt was a form of currency. Today we value healing spices even more. Thanks to the Arab and European explorers, whose contributions in spreading them from their place of origin to the rest of the planet has immensely broaden their use and popularity all over the world!

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Mortar & Pestle, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Cayenne, Salt, Pepper &  Ancho Chili Powder